The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is dedicated to combating gun violence and is committed to strengthening laws that keep our communities safe. In light of horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1, we have redoubled our efforts to effect change at a statewide and national level.

On October 4, 2017, DA Nancy O'Malley joined prosecutors from across the country to express their strong opposition to provisions in the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (“SHARE”) Act which would remove existing gun silencer safety regulations from federal law.

Read the Press Release | Read the Letter

New Billboard Campaign Launched

In October 2017, a new public awareness campaign focused on the safe storage of firearms was launched by the DA's Office and is posted on billboards and bus shelters throughout the county.

In partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, communities throughout Alameda County will see billboards and bus shelters with the message “Save a Life! Lock Up Your Guns.”

Just this week, as the billboards were in final production, we witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in our country’s modern history. While the messaging of this public service campaign is devoted to the safe storage of firearms, it is part of a much broader campaign centered on reducing gun violence and its tragic consequences.

“The message is strong and clear and it will save lives,” says DA O’Malley. “If there are children living in or visiting your home, your gun must be secured and locked in a place that no child can access. When gun owners follow this law, lives are saved and tragedies are prevented.”

Children are naturally curious and love nothing more than looking into hiding places. When an adult’s negligent gun storage is combined with a child’s interest in exploration, the consequences can be deadly.

Read the Press Release.

Public Awareness Campaign

In June 2017, the DA's Office partnered with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics in the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Gun Safety Campaign. The ASK Campaign helps raise awareness of the issue of children and adults being put at risk for serious injury or death from unsecured guns.

Just as parents ask all sorts of questions before their children visit other homes (such about pets, internet access, and pools), the ASK campaign encourages parents to add one more question to this conversation: “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?”.

It’s a simple question, but one that has the power to save a child’s life.